Air India Bans Shankar Mishra From Flying For Four Months
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – The Independent Internal Committee probing the Air India peeing incident concluded that Shankar Mishra is covered under the definition of “unruly passenger” and is banned from flying for a period of four months.
An Air India spokesperson on January 19 said the airline will inform the regulator and other airlines accordingly. The passenger has already been put on the airline’s No Fly List.
After the renewed ban by Air India, other airlines can take their own decision on whether any ban should be imposed on the individual.
Earlier, the DGCA had asked the airline to refer the incident to the Internal Committee which will decide the duration of the ban on flying of unruly passengers within 30 days. The Internal Committee comprised three members including a retired district and sessions judge as Chairman, a representative from a different scheduled airline as a member, and a representative from a passenger’s association or consumer association or retired officer of the Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum as a member.
The incident occurred on November 26 last year when the drunk passenger urinated on a co-passenger in her 70s in the business class of an Air India flight from New York to Delhi.